Raindrop fall velocities from an optical array probe and 2-D video disdrometer

We report on fall speed measurements of raindrops in light-to-heavy rain events from two climatically different regimes (Greeley, Colorado, and Huntsville, Alabama) using the high-resolution (50 µm) Meteorological Particle Spectrometer (MPS) and a third-generation (170 µm resolution) 2-D video disdrometer (2DVD).

- Viswanathan Bringi, Merhala Thurai, and Darrel Baumgardner